"I'm So Paid" is the second single from American singer Akon's third studio album, Freedom. The song features additional vocals from rappers Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy, and was released as a digital download worldwide and a physical single in France only on October 4, 2008.

"I'm So Paid"
Im So Paid - Official Single Cover.jpg
Single by Akon featuring Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy
from the album Freedom
ReleasedOctober 4, 2008 (2008-10-04) (U.S.)
Genre
Length4:23
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Aliaune Thiam
  • Dwayne Carter
  • Jay Jenkins
  • Noel Fisher
  • Peter Tindall
Producer(s)Noel "Detail" Fisher, Akon
Akon singles chronology
"Right Now (Na Na Na)"
(2008)
"I'm So Paid"
(2008)
"Body on Me"
(2008)
Lil Wayne singles chronology
"Cuddy Buddy"
(2008)
"I'm So Paid"
(2008)
"All My Life (In the Ghetto)"
(2008)
Young Jeezy singles chronology
"Vacation"
(2008)
"I'm So Paid"
(2008)
"Crazy World"
(2008)
Music video
"I'm So Paid" on YouTube

CompositionEdit

The song is in the key of F# major. In his opening verse, Akon mentions Jamaican Olympic Athlete Usain Bolt due to the sprinter’s love of his music. Fellow Olympian Michael Phelps is referenced in Young Jeezy's verse.

Music videoEdit

A music video for the track was filmed in September 2008 in Miami. Akon said that it would be a James Bond kind of video. The video features Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy, and was directed by Gil Green. DJ Khaled and T-Pain are featured as a cameo. Konvict Muzik artists Kardinal Offishall, Billy Blue, Tami Chynn, Bu Thiam, and Cash Money artist Lil Chuckee were also featured in a cameo.[1] The video was released on October 30, 2008.[2] Clothing brand Coogi underwrote the entire $1-million production cost for the video.[3] The music video begins with Akon entering a yacht off a helicopter, giving the female dealer (Tami Chynn) a diamond in exchange for money. As Akon and another woman leave, the dealer discovers the jewelry gone, and asks her assistants to get them. Akon and the woman escape by boat and car. As Akon parked the car, he gave the money to the girl in exchange for the diamond. The girl later discovers that the money is fake.

Track listingEdit

  • French CD single
  1. "I'm So Paid" (Feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy) – 4:23
  2. "I'm So Paid" (Feat. Lil Wayne) (No Rap) – 3:22

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2008–2009) Peak
position
Brazilian Singles Chart (ABPD)[4] 8
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[5] 41
European Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[6] 53
France (SNEP)[7] 15
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[8] 86
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 21
UK Singles (OCC)[10] 59
US Billboard Hot 100[11] 31
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[12] 47

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2009) Position
France (SNEP)[13] 69

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[14] Platinum 1,000,000*

* Sales figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Akon (Feat. Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy) - Making Of "I'm So Paid" [Behind The Scenes]. Accessed October 23, 2008.
  2. ^ Akon (Feat. Young Jeezy & Lil Wayne) - I'm So Paid official video.
  3. ^ Chmielewski, Dawn C. (2008-12-23). "Labels, websites in video tussle - Los Angeles Times". Latimes.com. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  4. ^ "Brazil" (PDF). ABPD. October 6, 2001. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Akon Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Akon – Chart Search" Billboard European Hot 100 Singles for Akon.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Akon feat. Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy – I'm So Paid" (in French). Les classement single.
  8. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200927 into search.
  9. ^ "Akon feat. Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy – I'm So Paid". Singles Top 100.
  10. ^ "Akon: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company.
  11. ^ "Akon Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Akon Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Top de l'année Top Singles 2009" (in French). SNEP. Retrieved November 24, 2020.
  14. ^ "American single certifications – Akon – I'm So Paid". Recording Industry Association of America.